University Police


University Police provide 24-hour patrol of the NKU campus buildings, parking lots, residence hall exteriors, and campus grounds. Patrol is by motor vehicle, bicycle, and on foot. The Department does not provide patrol services to the regional campuses, but may provide other services to include investigations and crime prevention programs.

Northern Kentucky University has 18 sworn police officers who have full law enforcement authority on all University property throughout the state, as well as all of Campbell and Kenton Counties.

The NKU Police Department maintains a close working relationship with local police agencies, federal law enforcement agencies, and other appropriate elements of the criminal justice system.  

Contact Information

Emergency Contact: (859) 572-7777     

Non-Emergency Contact: (859) 572-5500


NOTE: is not monitored around the clock. Requests for police services or to speak with an officer should be directed to one of the numbers above.  

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